Aligning with national network increases mobility and decreases social isolation

Carbon County is mostly rural. Coupled with its older population, and considering the current pandemic, social isolation worries Therese Picasso-Edwards.

"[Seniors] just didn't feel that they are in the county-wide loop," Picasso-Edwards, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation program director, said.

Carbon County has been working to increase mobility for senior citizens and decrease social isolation after it joined a nationwide age-friendly initiative.

The county is one of two localities in Montana working with AARP's Age-Friendly Network, a network of more than 450 communities in the U.S. t...


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